Good Night WoO VI/25
for mixed voice unaccompanied choir
|Reger-Werkausgabe||Bd. II/9: Werke für gemischten Chor a cappella II, S. 140.|
Unter Mitarbeit von Nikolaos Beer, Stefan König und Dennis Ried.
|Verlag||Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart; Verlags- und Plattennummer: CV 52.816.|
|Copyright||2021 by Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart and Max-Reger-Institut, Karlsruhe – CV 52.816.
Vervielfältigungen jeglicher Art sind gesetzlich verboten. / Any unauthorized reproduction is prohibited by law.
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Probably in February 1913 Reger received the request “to provide 3 short songs as a contribution to an American school song book”. (Letter dated 24 February an Bote & Bock) The texts must have been sent by the person who commissioned him.1 His main publisher Bote & Bock evidently left it up to him to make the three pieces (Good Night, Night Thoughts WoO V/7, and The Snow WoO V/8 for unison or two-part children’s/school choir and piano) available to the publisher Silver, Burdett and Company “for the 1st print, so that all the rights remain with me [Reger] or you, if you want to acquire these songs” (ibid.).
At the beginning of April 1913 Reger may have sent the manuscripts; at least for two of the songs a royalty is documented on 21 April.2 A note on a publisher’s copy of the first printed edition of Good Night refers to an advance copy (which cannot be traced) in a pamphlet from the city of Pittsburgh in March 1915. Whether Reger was informed about the publication of the school song book3 later that year is not known.
Translation by Elizabeth Robinson.
Der Edition liegt als Leitquelle der Erstdruck zugrunde.
Max Reger: Good Night WoO VI/25, in: Reger-Werkausgabe, www.reger-werkausgabe.de/mri_work_01039.html, last check: 6th July 2022.
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